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Keban BarajI, Elazig

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The Keban Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates, located in the Elazığ Province of Turkey. The dam was the first and uppermost of several large-scale dams to be built on the Euphrates by Turkey. Although the Keban Dam was not originally constructed as a part of the Southeastern Anatolia Project, it is now a fully integrated component of the project, which aims to stimulate economic development in Southeastern Turkey. Construction of the dam commenced in 1966 and was completed in 1974. Keban Dam Lake, the reservoir created by Keban Dam, has a surface area of and is reputedly the fourth-largest lake in Turkey after Lake Van, Lake Tuz, and the reservoir created by the Atatürk Dam.Project historyConstruction of the Keban Dam was first proposed in 1936 by the newly established Electric Affairs Survey Administration, but not started before 1966. Construction was carried out by the French-Italian consortium SCI-Impreglio and completed in 1974. Estimates of the total construction cost vary between US$85 million and US$300 million. At that time, archaeological rescue missions had also been carried out at important sites that were to be flooded. Flooding of the reservoir started in 1974 and led to the displacement of 25,000 people. During the flooding of the Keban Reservoir, Turkey maintained the discharge of the Euphrates at per second, as agreed with the downstream countries of Syria and Iraq. However, as a result of the fact that Syria was at that time filling the reservoir of its newly constructed Tabqa Dam as well, in 1975 a dispute broke out between Syria and Iraq over the amount of water that flowed into Iraq. This dispute, exacerbated by drought which reduced the amount of available water even further, was solved by mediation of Saudi Arabia. After the initial filling of the lake, geological weaknesses in the bedrock on which the dam was built necessitated a temporary lowering of the lake level in order to carry out extensive reinforcement works. Reportedly, Keban Dam was the world's eighteenth-tallest dam at completion, creating Turkey's largest man-made reservoir and third-largest lake until the filling of the reservoir of the Atatürk Dam.
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  • The return of a soldier you feel Beautiful in the air Elektirişi a beautiful place to visit is a great Place to take your kids for a nice Point you
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  • Turkey has the largest project in the years 70. It's not just a dam, is a large lake with water that is collected in the back. Keban confiscated a large number of fields, while Lake and way above the value of. Come on Brian's money area ate in big cities. Keban dam and Lake life now Elazığ and provinces. Dam, the water feels great to hear from you. The landscape of the municipality roads alone cleaning and the removal of unsightly signs blocking consideration. Also required to a nice looking Hill.
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  • Calm and peaceful break and around the Lake to drink, unfortunately, cafe or similar views of the mountains around businesses didn't have was amazing
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  • Crickets waterfall Amazing.. Swallowed flowing waterfalls on your drink and your ice cream eating Alabaliginizi cay you can eat when affordable a.. car parks available.. I'm sure you'd say in Elazig, Malatya or stop by the preview pane "
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  • A pretty good place. People are very friendly. For some reason we do not visit the Interior of the dam now. Due to the increased entry of terrorist acts a security guard are prohibited. But it didn't seem very convincing to us. With a wide variety of angling that you roll across the bridge, to the fish you can catch that dam. Consume fresh de Bon appétit.
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  • In the most beautiful district of Elazığ in cotton gin History rather than eat a trout waterfall Pasha Mosque from taking pictures in front of the dam from the sightseeing, come from the edge of the joyous drinking the tea ...
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  • Görmeye degel. Must man have seen
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  • Keban dam, the cover of the six. We went over the weekend. There's a fish restaurant here we're not satisfied. We ordered the fish came in 3 minutes they brought you heat pre-cooked. I do not recommend the restaurant.
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